Is the end of the venerable computer mouse at hand?
I'll just use my penis to move the curser then.
haha, funny bubble 4 you... yea i dont see it leaving for a while.
I hope not. I get to tired to use anything buy a mouse or gamepad sometimes. All this motion control stuff is cool. But not when you are winding down for the evening.
Touch screens and pointing devices like the Wiimote may seem cool and may look like they are the future, but they're not quite as versatile as the mouse. Also, they both will be tiring to use for extended periods of time.
They are also extremely light. You don't hold a controller for hours on end now when gaming?
The difference between a controller and a pointing device is that with a controller, you're using it in a rested position. With a pointing device, you're pointing it at the screen, and to do that you have to lift your arm in the air.
As an expert I say they're wrong. Unless we get "Matrix like" input to control things with our brain(perfectly) the mouse is here to stay.
lol. they can say anything really..."exeperts say wii, 360 and ps3 will all die off due to the tremendous superiority of pc gaming."
The mouse is useful and convenient. Seriously think about this for an office application, would you want some Wiimote crap sitting on your desk, and have to d.ick around with it everytime you want to highlight some text? And who the hell wants touchscreen? The major drawback of the iphone is FINGERPRINTS!
Whoever says this is nutz. It reminds me of the same guy that said that the processing power of computer chips would always increase or whatever, but look at today where a single chip still has problems getting above 5 Ghz!! Believe me, the mouse will be around for quite awhile yet.
Moore's law? You know it's still happening (in a way), yeah? Thanks to increasing number of cores, and the fact that GHz isn't really a good way of measuring processing power (newer low GHz processors will flatten old 4GHz Pentium 4s). But I agree with you in that I really don't see the mouse dying out for a very long time, other solutions are either too tiring, not efficient, or just pointless when we already have the mouse.
lol, experts. The mouse won't be gone for a long time, I'd hate to have to swing my arms around to click on a single icon.
It's going to be around for a long time and here's why: The scrollwheel
The only thing the mouse will be replaced by is brain wave control
...so I cannot read these "expert's" bullsh1t...
they said it will be dead in 5 years 5 years ago, i dont believe them, no matter what there will always be a mouse because of gamers
This is ubserd the mouse isn't going anywhere noone is going to use a freakin 'wiimote' or a touch screen to control there PC the mouse is used in EVERY computer task even if they had somekind of mind control or voice command built in i'd still use my mouse the mouse will never die out EVER there might be other options for the people that would like a wiimote to control their pc or a touch screen but the mouse will ALWAYS stay at the computer desk end of story.
It may take generations but once a new standard comes out, all that will need to happen is a phasing out of the older generations who loved the mouse until only the young ones who were raised on the new method remain.
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